Working for the current White House might not be the best career move. According to a new report from Politico, former Trump aides trying to transition their career out of the White House could face challenges landing high-paying gigs in the media.
After the midterm election, Trump might see a “great exodus” from his Cabinet officials and other aides.
In the past, most people would look to transition their political expertise into a media career. However, CNN’s President Jeff Zucker hinted that he would be cautious when hiring former Trump aides.
“Zucker has told people inside and outside the network that he’s not interested in hiring former officials he perceives as complicit in spreading falsehoods or spurious talking points, according to four people familiar with the conversation,” Politico reported.
A source close to CNN said, “If they do any hiring after the midterms, it’s more likely to be members of Congress, Senators, and governors who lost their races, plus outgoing GOP members.”
Two agents from MSNBC also expressed similar views. Fox News said they were willing to consider former Trump employees.
“We are always open to talking with strong political experts on both sides of the aisle who are interested in being on-air talent,” a Fox News spokesperson said.
MSNBC and CNN declined to comment on the record for the story.
“People whose resumes predate the White House are basically going to end up fine,” a former White House official said. “People who think their job in the White House is going to be their golden parachute to a high-level corporate gig are going to find themselves crashing and burning.”